Our Campaign Story

ends 08 Nov 2020, 11:59 PM

We are a group of students from the National University of Singapore (NUS), who empathise with the local marginalised groups and wish to embark on a project that aims to bring light on their plight. While the current COVID-19 situation has affected all of us in various aspects, this is particularly even more so for the deaf community. The mandatory wearing of masks has concealed facial expressions and obstructed lip reading, making it tougher for the deaf community to converse with others. This is further exacerbated by the lack of knowledge in sign language from the general public, whereby sign language is the main medium of communication for the deaf.

Hence, we have decided to cooperate with SADeaf and would like to raise awareness about the deaf community and their struggles, both prior to and during the COVID-19 situation. We would like to support them by raising funds for SADeaf for their various projects with the local deaf community. We are also honoured to be able to invite special guests from SADeaf to join our webinar on Zoom to share more about how COVID-19 has impacted the deaf community as well as impart the basic sign language skills to the general public.

Webinar Details
Topic: Sharing on impact of COVID-19 on the deaf community + Free sign language course
Date: 31 October 2020
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Kindly indicate your interest here: https://tinyurl.com/NUSProjectManagement

We look forward to seeing you!

About The Charity

The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) is a social service organisation that has been serving the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community in Singapore for the past six decades.

Established in 1955, SADeaf serves more than 6,000 (FY19/20) Deaf and Hard-of-hearing persons. A member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and, is also supported by the Community Chest of Singapore, Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Internationally, SADeaf is affiliated to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and locally to the Children Charities Association (CCA).

SADeaf mission is to assist the Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons to achieve a better quality of life and to enable them to integrate and contribute to society.

It costs SADeaf approx. $5.1 million per year to run all its services and programmes and is dependent on the bulk of its funding on the generosity of corporate and the general public.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Disability
Social Service